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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

Diggers needed in Australia
I can't help thinking it would be best NOT to dig them out, but to carry out a bit of reverse archaeology (i.e. bury them!) so that future generations will be able to benefit from the experience of excavating them at a later date!
:P
Sue

New arrivals
Many congratulations to you all. Lovely photo too.
Hope you are all keeping well.
Sue and Jo :rolleyes:

Museum or an art gallery?
An interesting area for discussion, I think.
Let me see...

1) Art gallery would be the Lady Lever in Port Sunlight, Wirral. Its an interesting mix of art and ceramics collected and displayed in one place - and its free to get in! I particularly like the pre-raphaelite paintings.
Museum - the tiny town mueseum in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Eire. It is tiny but full of all kinds of things of histroical interest.

2) As a Liverpool lass we used to visit Liverpool Museum regularly with family and school. I loved the Egyptian stuff - especially the mummified hand! I've bee to the newly redeveloped 'World Museum' and it is much more hands on now.

3) I like gallereies and museums for different reasons. The museums give you an insight into the workings of different civilisations, etc. whereas galleries give a visual record which may or may not be accurate.

4) I love the hairpiece in the Vindolanda Museum - I've seen similar things still worn today in certain seedy nightclubs, but lets not go there!

5) I would like to know more about the pre-Roman occupation of the site and surrounding area.

Sue M